Never Stagnate

Back story, a few years ago...2010, while he was in the early stages of tattooing, I contacted Alfonso(@ajimenez90) to see if it'd be cool to have me sit in during a session with one of his clients. Once we ironed out the details of where and when, I came by one night with my point-and-shoot and photographed a young master at his work.

October 2010

October 2010

Fast forward to February of this year. I came up with the idea that I wanted to recreate that image we originally made some time back. I pitched to him and of course he was all for it. So let me explain for a brief second. Anyone whom knows Fonz, knows that this man is forever on the move. The FBI would have a troubled time trying to keep up with him. (not even exaggerating.) Reaching out to him and getting a response back so soon was an accomplishment in itself.

Seeing that it's been some years since we last got together I thought it'd be pretty cool to take a step back and realize how far we've both come in our craft. We both laughed when I explained how I had no clue what I was doing when shot together the first time. I just played as a fly on the wall trying to capture a moment. I'm amazed at how far we've both come and the future is even brighter.

Fonz is what you'd call the definition of a true artist. For as long as I've known him, he's been able to master whatever medium that's put in front of him. I can't explain it but it's insane to witness him create knowing how far he has come. Currently, he's tattooing at the Ink Gallery in Woodland Park, NJ. It'd benefit you, if you're looking for some work done to check him out first.

Art by: Alfonso Nicolas.

Art by: Alfonso Nicolas.

Art by: Alfonso Nicolas.

Art by: Alfonso Nicolas.

Homie was having a tough time on that table. He tapped out shortly after. Fonz and myself laughed about it briefly after he left.